The majority of our 8 full-time employees works with our piglets. Pigs is an essential core of company Geddebækholm, an area we provide focus to get a high quality.
We strongly comply with all requirements in the area and focus on our stable quality, environment and feed. We produce the majority of the feed ourselves, to get a feel for the feed quality.
Our many years of experience and the vision of delivering modern piglets with a high focus on animal welfare are becoming increasingly important. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible quality of danish pigs, so our partners always receive strong and healthy pigs.
Our pig breeding extends over pig gilts, piglets, sows and fattening pigs, divided onto three farms. We have our own production of about 800 pig gilts, whose health and well-being start trough our own compounded feed. Breeding of piglets is a larger area of ours, with resale of 40,000 piglets to German partners on a yearly basis. In addition to pig gilts and piglets, we have almost 1,400 sows and 1,500 fattening pigs. With partners in both Denmark and the EU, 5% of our pigs are resold to Denmark, while 15% go to Poland and the remaining 80% to Germany.
In the UK, the average sow produces 25.8 pigs a year. In the US that number rises to 26.4. But in Denmark, the world’s laboratory for industrial pig farming, the average sow produces 33.3 piglets – and some farmers, manage to push that figure even higher. Some believe that one day they could even reach the magic number of 50.
The pig economy
Danes say that most countries in the world have farmers, but Denmark is the only nation where farmers have a whole country, making agriculture a vital source of income. Denmark produces three times the amount of food it needs for itself, with exports of pig meat accounting for almost half of all agricultural exports and more than 5% of Denmark’s total exports.